Board of Directors Biographies

Charlie E. Williams Jr.

President

Central Virginia Chapter


As President of CWilliams LLC, Charlie Williams provides strategic advice and support to the defense industry and government officials in all matters of acquisition planning, contract formation, and general contract management processes. Additionally, he lends support to industry in ways that helps industry leaders maneuver their way through the complexities of the defense acquisition system. He is also a Director on the Procurement Round Table; is a member of the Defense Acquisition University’s Board of Visitors; and is a member of the Partnership for Public Services, Chief Acquisition Officers SAGE Community.   

Debra Scheider, CPCM, Fellow

President-Elect

Tysons Chapter


As Engility’s Senior Vice President for Contracts, Security, and Supplier Management, Debra Scheider oversees all prime contracts, subcontracting, security, supplier management, and purchasing for Engility Corporation. Prior to her current position, she retired as Director of Contracts for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), having served in the Intelligence Community for 33 years leading and developing high-performing contracting organizations in the NRO and IC. She formed and led Guidestar Acquisition for two years prior to joining Engility. She is also a Director for the Procurement Round Table.

Kim Rupert, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

Past-President

Dulles Corridor Chapter


In her role as SAIC’s senior vice president of Contracts and Pricing, Kim Rupert is responsible for the management and administration of the company’s contracts—bringing the company $4.5 billion of annual revenue. She sets policies and defines processes and procedures to ensure efficient enterprise compliance with the company’s business systems and federal regulations, and acts as liaison for SAIC with key acquisition and contracting executives amongst peer companies and throughout the federal government. She has been with SAIC for over 20 years, having briefly left the company to become the senior vice president of Contracts, Procurement, and Pricing for QinetiQ North America before rejoining SAIC in a corporate role. She currently serves as a member of the Council of Fellows. She also participates in industry associations such as the Professional Services Council, the National Defense Industrial Association, and is a past chair of the Procurement and Finance Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association. 

Amanda Christian

Director

Tysons Chapter


Amanda Christian is Vice President and Corporate Director of Procurement at CACI International Inc. In this role, she leads an organization of 100+ professionals that purchase goods and services with an approximate spend of $1.5 billion per year. She has over 18 years of procurement experience. Prior to joining CACI in 2008, she was with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). She is a longtime member of NCMA.

Steve Sarris, CPCM

Director

Denver Chapter


As Director of Contracts for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Steve Sarris is responsible for all aspects of the contracts function, including the evaluation, development, and implementation of the contracts department's long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans that support the business objectives of the company. Previously, he served in the Subcontracts Department of Lockheed Martin (formerly Martin Marietta) Denver Aerospace to include roles with increased levels of responsibility from cost analysis, to department chief, and subcontract administrator.

Tim Applegate, CPCM

Director

Washington D.C. Chapter


Timothy M. Applegate, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the director, Acquisition Management and Integration Center, Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC), Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Virginia. In this role, he is responsible for a total acquisition portfolio of more than $15 billion. He retired as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force in June 2013, and has over 31 years of acquisition and contracting expertise. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in Contracting.

Sara Brown, CFCM, Fellow

Director

Denver Chapter


Sara Brown is currently a senior contract administrator for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Sara works extensively with all levels of program, functional personnel and executive leadership within National Defense and Ball Aerospace to ensure compliance with all contractual requirements. In her leadership role, she also supports proposal development of new and follow-on business and change proposals. She started her contracting career in 20115 with the US Air Force, working for Air Force Material Command, Air Force Space Command, and US Special Operations Command. She received the Secretary of the Air Force Professionalism in Contracting Award in 2010, was acknowledged by Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business as Outstanding Young Alumni in 2012, was selected as one of Denver's Top 40 under 40 for 2016, and was a graduate of NCMA's Contract Management Leadership Development Program.

Shenê Commodore, CPCM, Fellow

Director

Atlanta Chapter


As founder and president of Commodore Consulting, LLC, Shene Commodore provides contract management, strategic planning, proposal writing, GSA services, training support services. She also works with government agencies to provide program management, acquisition support, and IT support services. As a procurement professional, she is an advocate of small businesses, women empowerment, and the career development of young professionals. She has taught over 3,000 government and contractor staff on the FAR, leadership, small business programs, and pricing. In October 2013, she was recognized by Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine as one of the 25 Influential Women In Business for her dedication to helping clients win government contracts. She is the grateful 2014 recipient of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Government Policy award for her contribution & leadership to help SIA address the public policy challenges impacting the physical security industry.

Carly J. Cox, CFCM, Fellow

Director

Dayton Chapter


Carly Cox leads the execution of JJR Solutions’ business strategies and oversees daily business operations. Prior to joining JJR Solutions, she led a successful career in acquisition, contract management, pricing, and client delivery. She is a graduate of NCMA’s Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP), and has served the NCMA community in varying leadership capacities since 2009. She has received several award for professional achievement, including Dayton Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, NCMA’s Top Professionals Under 40 Award, NCMA’s National Achievement Award, and NCMA’s Outstanding Chapter Leadership Award.

Heather Dallara, CFCM, Fellow

Director

Dulles Corridor Chapter


Heather Dallara has over 14 years of federal services contracting experience spanning a variety of defense and civilian customers. She joined General Dynamics in 2010 and in that time has supported defense, civilian, national security, and commercial customers. In her current role,she is Staff, VP Contracts for General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., where she leads the contracts team for the company's Defense Division. She previously worked at L-3 Technologies, Inc. and Harris Technical Services Corporation. She is a graduate of NCMA's Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) and continues to support the CMLDP as a mentor for current students. She was recognized as one of NCMA's Advancing Professionals in 2014 and has held numerous leadership positions in the Dulles Corridor Chapter. 

Richard Ginman, CPCM, Fellow

Director

Washington, D.C. Chapter


Richard “Dick” Ginman retired from federal service in 2015 after four decades of experience in government and commercial contracting. As director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP), he was responsible for implementation and oversight of DOD’s main acquisition regulations. A retired rear admiral, he previously held multiple acquisition positions in the U.S. Navy. He also chaired the Government Accountability and Transparency Board, which President Barack Obama established by executive order in June 2011 to guide the use of integrating systems for displaying federal spending data. He continues to lead peer reviews of major acquisitions for DOD.

Ruby Harvey

Director

Frederick Chapter


Ruby B. Harvey is chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA), as a member of the Senior Executive Service, where she directs and oversees the training of VA’s acquisition workforce. With more than 20 years of acquisition, program management, finance, and human resources experience in the public and private sectors, she is responsible for training the VA acquisition workforce by instilling essential competencies and skills and establishing career development programs. Previously, she served as the associate deputy assistant secretary, Acquisition Program Support, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, for the VA. 

John G. Horan, J.D.

General Counsel

Washington, D.C. Chapter


Jack Horan is a seasoned trial lawyer and litigator who has been lead counsel in over 30 jury trials and hundreds of criminal, civil, administrative, and arbitration hearings. He has also presented oral arguments on eight appeals before federal and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He has represented contractors and employees before both federal and state grand juries and in criminal proceedings in federal and state courts.

Virginia Huth

Director

NOVA Chapter


Since 2011, Virginia Huth has served as the SES Director of the Office of General Services Acquisition Policy, Integrity & Workforce within the Office of Government-wide Policy at the General Services Administration (GSA). She reports to GSA’s Senior Procurement Executive and also serves as GSA’s Competition Advocate, overseeing acquisition policy in support of more than $54 billion in procurement spend, and with 8,700 owned and leased properties across the United States and its territories. She began her federal career at the White House Office of Management and Budget in 1994, then served as a managing consultant with IBM from 2001–2005 in support of federal clients. She later served as a senior advisor to the Chief Information Officer at the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security. She later held two senior executive positions at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, including Director of Contracting. She has been a member of the NCMA Board of Directors since 2015 and previously served on the Board of Advisors. 

Jeffrey L. Napier, MBA, CPCM

Director

Atlanta Chapter


Jeffrey Napier is currently the Director for Acquisition Services in the Office of Financial Resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is responsible for oversight of all CDC contracts, including quality assurance, compliance, and development of policies and procedures. He began his federal acquisition career with the U.S. Air Force in the F-15 program and has progressed through leadership positions at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior before coming to CDC. In 2013, he was confirmed into the federal Senior Executive Service (SES). He has been an active member of NCMA for over 30 years, serving in various roles, including president of the Atlanta Chapter. 


Dr. Rene G. Rendon, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

Director

Golden Gate Chapter


Dr. Rene G. Rendon is a nationally recognized authority in the areas of supply management, contract management, and project management. He is an associate professor at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, where he teaches in the MBA and Master of Science programs in acquisition and contract management. In addition, he has conducted research on acquisition and contract management for the Department of Defense and has taught acquisition and contract management courses to international military and civilian officials. He is a past recipient of the NCMA National Education Award and the NCMA Outstanding Fellow Award. He is a frequent speaker at universities and professional conferences and provides consulting to government and industry.


Mitchell Ross, Fellow

Director

Washington, D.C. Chapter

Mitchell Ross is the Principal at Acquisition and Management, LLC, a management consultancy focused on the public sector. He previously served as the director of the Acquisition and Grants Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. In addition to NCMA he is also a member of the American Society for Public Administration and the Association of Proposal Management Professionals. 

Allie Stanzione, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

Director

Boston Chapter


Allie Stanzione is a senior contracts manager at the General Dynamics Mission Systems Cyber Division. Throughout her career, she served in numerous contracting, procurement, and subcontract positions in the commercial, international, federal, state, and local government contracts fields. She is a graduate of NCMA’s distinguished Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) and is a frequent contributor to Contract Management Magazine and the Journal of Contract Management. She is a past recipient of the NCMA James E. Cravens Membership Award and received Honorable Mention in the Sixth Annual Macfarlan Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing Program.

Melissa Starinsky

Director

Woodlawn Chapter


Melissa Starinsky is the director and head of the contracting activity for the Office of Acquisition & Grants Management within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She is responsible for overseeing the execution of CMS' contracting, discretionary grant, and interagency agreement activities.  She began her career as an acquisition intern in 1989 with the U.S. Department of the Navy. Since then, she has held various acquisition, policy, and programmatic leadership positions within the federal government and the private sector—including deputy director of the Office of Acquisition & Grants Management, director of the Federal Acquisition Institute at the U.S. General Services Administration, and the chancellor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy.

Heidi Timmerman, CPCM, Fellow

Director

East Tennessee Chapter


Heidi Timmerman is currently the director of Procurement & Contracts Administration (PCA) at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), where she is responsible for customer contracting, strategic partnership projects, real estate, purchase-card administration, all procurement services, PCA systems, and ORAU’s small business program. Previously, she served as vice president of supply chain operations of IdleAire, where she was responsible for product and service support of 131 nationwide locations. She also served as director of procurement, store services and contracts management, for Goody’s Family Clothing. Prior to that, she was a commodity champion and senior buyer/planner for Chatsworth Products, Inc. In addition to her commercial experience, she served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a military police officer (captain). She is an active leader in the East Tennessee Chapter of NCMA.

Stephen J. Yuter, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

Director

Potomac Chapter


Stephen J. Yuter is the chief contracts strategist at Deloitte. In his position, he provides senior advisory contracts support to account leadership to shape and strengthen win strategies on federal engagements for the firm. Previously, he was the director of capture strategy and principal consultant at Red Team Consulting, where he led strategic capture and business development efforts for a wide spectrum of government contracting clients. Before joining industry, he was the director of acquisition management and head of the contracting activity at the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service, and has held senior acquisition and contracting leadership positions at HUD, USDA, DHS, and DOD. In addition, he is an adjunct professor of procurement and contracts management at the University of Virginia.